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A reason to be an organ donor April is organ donation awareness month.  Chance Slisz has received three cornea transplants in the last few years.  Not only is he a recipient, but his son was a giver.  That happened near five years ago when his son died from meningitis.  His son's liver, lungs, kidneys and heart helped five other people.  According to Mid-America Transplant Services about 25-thousand thousand people a year are in ...

Rain showers to start the workweek Lows will stay in the upper 50s. ...

Springfield Police ask for community feedback From simple traffic stops to interviewing witnesses of a crime, Springfield police officers come in contact with citizens hundreds of times each day. Now officers are giving the people they interact with a chance to let their voices be heard. "Our only task is identifying people who have had contact with the police department. Then we do a mail out to those people with the survey and ...

Marionville aldermen set special meeting on Monday on mayor's comments The debate over controversial comments by the mayor could come to a head on Monday.  The Board of Aldermen will hold two special meetings at City Hall on Monday evening. The first meeting is at 6:15 to accept the resignation of Alderwoman Jessica Wilson and to fill the seat vacated by Dan Clevenger when he was elected mayor two weeks ago.  The Board of Aldermen plans ...

St. Louis priest accused of abuse released on bond A 31-year-old St. Louis priest accused of sexually abusing a grade school student has been released on bail. The Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang is charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy involving a boy younger than 14. He's accused of sexually abusing a male student at St. Louis Cathedral School. His lawyer has said Jiang denies the allegations. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Jiang was ...

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Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people
Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed over a dozen people and wounded scores of others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded 36 on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month.

Thieves tap UK pipeline, steal 30,000 litres of fuel - paper
UK police are hunting a gang of thieves who are thought to have tapped into an underground oil pipeline, stealing thousands of litres of fuel, a newspaper reported on Monday. More than 30,000 litres of diesel may have been taken from the pipeline running from Esso's Fawley Refinery, the Daily Echo reported. The pipeline, known as the Midline Pipeline and owned by Esso, is one of the UK's main underground pipelines that supply fuel including gas, diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.

Gordon Brown steps up bid to keep Scotland in UK
Former British PM Brown speaks at the inaugural meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, ScotlandBy Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls show growing support for independence. Brown, a Scot, will on Tuesday make his first speech in support of the cross-party Better Together campaign, warning Scots of a possible deficit in pension funds if they opt out of the 307-year old union in a September 18 referendum. Polls show growing support for independence with the gap between the two sides narrowing to just a few percentage points after a split seemed unattainable a year ago. Brown, a former Labour leader who has kept a low profile since losing the 2010 general election, said he will set out the case for why Scotland should stay in the United Kingdom in a speech at Glasgow University.

Rodriguez upbeat, Schleck downcast for Ardennes Classics
Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez (2nd L) of Katusha team is tended to after his fall during the 49th edition of the Amstel Gold Race in Valkenburg, in the province of Limburg, Netherlands on April 20, 2014Liege (Belgium) (AFP) - Specialist puncheur Joaquim Rodriguez is feeling positive for the remainder of the Ardennes Classics despite crashing out of the Amstel Gold Race. But it wasn't such good news for former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck, who hurt his knee in the same incident. Spaniard Rodriguez, known as Purito, crashed out of Sunday's race after going down about 80km into the first of the three Ardennes Classics. But Rodriguez took to Twitter to say he expects to race both the Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege races this week and, more importantly, that he will be fully fit for next month's Giro d'Italia.

After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security
Till T. Teuber of Hamburg, Germany, prepares himself before the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)BOSTON (AP) — One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets on Monday. For the 118th edition of the world's oldest annual marathon, security along the course will be tighter than ever.